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Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

National ID: MSL30118 | State ID: BDV6

 

A hands on career where you can help to make a difference

This qualification provides you with essential laboratory skills needed to carry out recording and measurement of results and assisting in collecting and preparing of samples. You will learn skills in maintaining a laboratory, routine sampling and testing, recording data, and using laboratory computing programs.

Your Certificate III in Laboratory Skills is flexible and available in class or via a traineeship so you can fit study around your life and not the other way around.

Studying at North Metropolitan TAFE you will experience our well equipped facilities and learn from highly trained lecturers who'll give you the best shot at a variety of careers in science and laboratory operations.

Gain these skills
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements
  • Laboratory practices and equipment
  • Prepare cultures
  • Perform sterile techniques
  • Assist with field work
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • A strong interest in science and chemistry
  • Able to adhere to workplace safety standards
  • Good communication skills and able to work as part of a team
  • Normal colour vision
UNITS

Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Communicate with other people MSL913003 OAC30
Plan and conduct laboratory/field work MSL913004 OAC38
Record and present data MSL922001 AWO58
Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives MSL933006 OAC21
Participate in laboratory  of field workplace safety  MSL943004 OAB95
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSMENV272 AWC13

Elective Units 

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Receive and prepare samples for testing MSL953003 OAC60
Perform basic tests MSL973013 OAC76
Perform aseptic techniques MSL973019 OAC93
Perform microscopic examination MSL973019 OAC81
Conduct laboratory-based acceptance tests for construction materials  MSL973022 OAC92
Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan MSL954004 OAC47
Prepare practical science classes and demonstrations MSL914001 OAC04

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Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Other job titles may include:

  • Laboratory Assistant | Laboratory Technician
  • Instrument Operator
  • Sampler and Tester
  • Production Personnel
  • Field Assistant
  • Sample Courier

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

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Course Overview

Where East Perth
Duration Six months (1 semester) full-time
HowFull-Time
Part-Time
Traineeship
Work-Based
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
Available Semester 2, 2018
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Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

 

International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.

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Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Please note, fees are subject to change.

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To study full-time in 2018 you can apply now through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

For information about applying to study in other ways, including part-time, work based and online, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Please note International students please view all available courses at www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/courses.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

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To study full-time in 2018 you can apply now through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

For information about applying to study in other ways, including part-time, work based and online, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Please note International students please view all available courses at www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/courses.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

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